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is used to produce many things -- makeup, biodiesel fuel for cars, and, yes, even some of our favorite snacks. in fact, the world wildlife fund says 50% of the packaged foods found in grocery stores are made with palm oil. >> the way they make -- harvest palm oil is, they cut down an area of rainforest -- they actually burn it -- and then they use that area to plant a palm-tree farm where they use the fruit of the palm tree to make the oil. >> to understand this issue, you need to understand some definitions. sustainable palm oil comes from farmers who are helping to protect the rainforests. non-sustainable palm oil comes from farmers who are hurting the ecosystem. >> they're destroying orangutan habitats and habitats of all the animals in the indonesian rainforest. >> jordan started researching non-sustainable palm oil as a sixth-grade current-events project. he realized he wanted to do something about it, so he recruited his classmates. >> i helped, like, spread the word. >> i did some online, like, posters and banners. >> i was getting petitions signed by people. >> i wrote the peti
in the architecture and in the language spoken here. but the people of puerto rico have been u.s. citizens since 1917, even though it is not a state. >> puerto rico is a territory of the united states. we are american citizens by birth, yet we cannot vote for the president and do not have a full congressional delegation. >> they do have pedro pierluisi, the resident commissioner for puerto rico. he's elected to represent the territory in the u.s. house of representatives. and he has an office in the longworth house office building, which is right across the street from the u.s. capitol. while commissioner pierluisi cannot vote on final passage of bills, he can work behind the scenes. for example, on committees. and he's using that influence to promote statehood for his people. >> we're part of this nation, we have been part of this nation for over a century and we want to contribute the same way that others do up here. >> in fact, with almost 4 million residents, puerto rico has a bigger population than that of 24 u.s. states. including oregon, oklahoma and connecticut. statehood means congress would
hear about them in the news all the time, but what exactly is a diplomat? we visit the u.s. state department to find out. >> i'll tell you why there's a blindfolded woman on one of our state flags. >> i'll tell you about dinner companions we can only dream about. >> that and much more, so keep watching "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's our top story for this week. >> headaches can be a huge pain, but for some teens who get an extreme type of headache, it's an even bigger problem. tyler has the story. >> when daniel beecher complained about constant headaches, people thought he was making excuses. but his headaches were real and more severe than normal. >> i had it for a week straight. i was having two a day. >> that was during the summer. then school started, and daniel's headaches began to really get in the way. >> i'd have to be in a dark room, away from light, away from noise, 'cause that only makes the headaches worse. so i really had to step aside for at least an hour and just let it subside. >> the headaches were affectin
. >> join us as we hit the fashion runway for an exclusive look at the fall ralph lauren girls and holiday collection. >> in flag facts, i'll explain why one of our states owes its name to a mistake. >> i'll tell you about one of america's most beloved historical poems. it tells a rousing tale of colonial heroism. but it stretches the truth. >> that and much more, so keep watching "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's our top story for this week. >> as we all know, jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. but there's still a lot more to learn about this distant giant. that's what nasa's newest space mission is going to find out. harry tells us more. >> packed with the very latest scientific gear, juno launched in august 2011. >> it gets to jupiter in 2016, so it takes five years to get to jupiter. >> whoa! did he say five years? >> five years to get to jupiter. >> well, the distance we're talking about is over 366 million miles. that's equal to going around the earth almost 15,000 times. juno has a unique design. it looks like a p
's what we've got. a teen tells us about the gift that changed her life, literally. >>> it's a dangerous world out there. are you street smart? >> find out why some people are wild about rugby. >>> so what is the difference between a college and university? the answer may surprise you. >>> tired of the same old boring breakfast? then i'll show you how to make something delicious and different. >> and much more, next on "teen kids news." >>> mwanzaa: welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm jessica. here's our top story for this week. >> nearly 100,000 people across the country are on an important waiting list. they need an organ transplant. in some cases, their lives depend on it. felipe has the story of katy holland, a pennsylvania teen who made it to the top of that list. >> reporter: just a few years ago, the crowded streets of new york city would have been too much for katy to handle. >> she'd walk, like, one block and be, okay, we'll sit and relax now. so this just wouldn't happen ever. >> reporter: that's because katy was weighed down by a bad heart. >> i was born with
so will getting into college. i've got what it takes. so do you. these people really needed us and i was going to make a difference, right here in my community. announcer: be there for your community, at nationalguard.com. >> "teen kids news" starts right now, and we've got a lot to report. >> i'll tell you about a medical condition in teens that's common, painful, and often untreated. >> we hear about them in the news all the time, but what exactly is a diplomat? we visit the u.s. state department to find out. >> i'll tell you why there's a blindfolded woman on one of our state flags. >> i'll tell you about dinner companions we can only dream about. >> that and much more, so keep watching "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's our top story for this week. >> headaches can be a huge pain, but for some teens who get an extreme type of headache, it's an even bigger problem. tyler has the story. >> when daniel beecher complained about constant headaches, people thought he was making excuses. but his headaches were real and more seve
of us are in uncharted territory. tyler joins us now to talk about the dos and don'ts of texting. tyler? >> one sec, mwanzaa. i'm wrapping up this text. was that rude? most teens, in a recent survey, say "yes," yet for some reason, we still do it. when is the wrong time to send a text message? >> obviously, like, if you're in class. >> like, at the movies. >> way late in the evening, like, waking somebody up. >> when you're in the car. >> probably dinner, 'cause my mom, like, hates me when i, like, start texting and, like, she's trying to talk to me. >> okay, we know it's wrong to text at school, dinner, or when talking with a friend, but have you ever done it? >> yes. >> yes. >> yes. >> yes, but i've never sent a text at school. >> margaret sullivan is with text plus, a mobile app that's very interested in texting trends. so, it did a survey and found that the average teen sends 100 texts a day. that's about 3,000 texts a month. here's what else the survey found. >> 75% of texters say that it's rude to talk and text at the same time -- to text in the middle of a conversation, but 50% o
money for children's miracle network hospitals as their poster child. >> stay with us. there's a lot more coming up on "teen kids news." >> we'll be right back. >> it's considered one of our country's best colleges, and it has several names. "the academy." "the point." "west point." tyler tells us about the history of the u.s. military academy at west point. >> west point traces its roots back to the american revolution. general washington considered this the most important military location in america. he called it "the key to the continent." >> both the british and the americans knew that whoever controlled the hudson river would probably win the war. the best way to move a lot of people -- men, soldiers, supplies, provisions -- was by water, using ships and boats. so controlling the river networks in america was an important aspect in the war.ne >> massive fortifications were built and crammed with continental soldiers. >> show us your bayonets! >> all: huzzah! bayonets! >> to keep the british from traveling upriver and dividing the colonies, a giant, 100-ton chain was stretched a
in school. these people really needed us and i was going to make a difference, right here in my community. announcer: be there for your community, at nationalguard.com. >>> "teen kids news" is on now, and here's what we've got. >>> find out about a growing cancer threat to teens and a young victim who survived. >>> i'll have a great story about teens who saw a need and served up a long distance solution. >>> a country store that brings everything full circle. i'll explain. >>> need to print out a class report? i'll show you how to do it the old-fashioned way, if you've got the time. >>> and much more, next, on "teen kids news." >>> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm jessica. here's our top story for this week. >>> whether it's from the sun or a tanning bed, that glow in your cheeks could be anything but healthy. and here's something you might not realize -- being young doesn't protect you from the effects of damaging rays. amanda reports on a rise in skin cancer among teens. >> most kids her age think it'll never happen to them. >> reporter: cancer was certainly not on
of playing fields. >> and this is truly a multi-sport issue. so, we have u.s. lacrosse and soccer and even hockey, to name a few, and then also the ncaa and the national federation of state high school associations, all working together to come up with a common standard of excellence when it comes to signs and symptoms and an action plan for concussions. >> recently, young concussion victims came here to washington to tell their stories to congress. teens testified about trouble concentrating in the classroom because of head injuries on the field. with increasing awareness of long-term damage from concussions, some states are enacting tougher rules about when you can return to play if you show any symptoms of a concussion. >> you need to, at the very least, go see your pediatrician or your doctor and be cleared for return back to activity. your brain needs to be fully recovered before going back to play, and even when you do go back to your sports practice, it should be a gradual introduction back. >> do not feel like you need to be a hero, okay, because your well-being throughout your lif
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